With wedding season in full swing and autumn weddings becoming more popular, what do we wear when the temperature starts to drop, and our summer outfits don’t quite work for autumn? With lots of weddings being postponed, we’re all likely to have at least one wedding that’s been rescheduled for autumn. Tuck away your summer and spring florals, sleeveless dresses and mini styles for next year; it’s time to bring on the dark florals, long sleeves and maxi lengths for your autumn wedding outfit.
If you aren’t quite ready to let go of your florals just yet, don’t worry. You can make a floral dress work for autumn, whether you’re a bridesmaid, wedding guest or the mother of the bride/groom, by opting for florals with a darker design or deeper colour palette. By choosing a darker floral print, you’re still keeping the delicate and romantic feel of your favourite floral dresses, but without the bright, colourful spring-summer feel.
Our Jagger Dress is an amazing option for a darker floral. The black base, paired with leopard print sleeves, and a large bright pink peony print, is the perfect choice for a formal piece. We love that the bold pattern clash is paired with florals to create a romantic feel for the ultimate statement wedding guest piece.
If you aren’t feeling the full animal print sleeves, this daisy mix print is a gorg’ alternative. With a leopard print shoulder detail, this daisy and poppy print dress still includes all the aspects of your favourite summer wedding guest outfit, while being more suitable for the colder months. Complete with double-layered chiffon fabric and long sleeves with elasticated cuffs, this dress has the perfect amount of coverage whilst remaining light and floaty.
Long Sleeve Dresses
Sadly, the warmth of summer is on the out, so we need to pick our outfits accordingly. A long sleeve dress is a top choice, especially if you’re going to be outside for some of the day.
The best thing about choosing a long sleeve piece? It’s easy to restyle once the wedding is over. Why not wear it for work, dinner or another special event so you can wear this fabulous style on repeat.
What better way to choose an autumn wedding outfit than sticking to an autumnal colour scheme? These autumnal tones of orange and red with a contrasting black background, paired with the chiffon style sleeves, scream autumn wedding outfit. With a tie waist and wrap silhouette, you can wear this dress season after season.
Wedding dresses don't always have to be floaty chiffons. Mix it up with a bodycon dress, and our Goldie Dress with a twist knot detail is a fierce choice for any autumn wedding. The long silky sleeves and cool midi length add extra coverage for colder weather, while the figure-hugging design elevates your look to best-dressed status.
Maxi dresses are the obvious choice when it comes to what to wear to an autumn wedding, but it’s also a classic silhouette that deserves a place in your day-to-day wardrobe. The maxi length is easy to dress up or down, so you can add a pop of colour with your heels for a formal event, or dress it down with trainers for brunch the next morning. If you’re looking for comfort and warmth, a pair of knee-high boots and a maxi dress is a dream cold climate combo.
You can never go wrong with polka dots, and this classic silhouette combination ticks all the right boxes. The double-layered chiffon adds coverage and creates that romantic floaty look that’s perfect for weddings. The wrap-front creates a slight slit to the front of the dress for added impact, making it stylish every season, but when paired with knee-high boots in autumn and winter to add another layer of warmth, it still looks just as good.
What Not To Wear To An Autumn Wedding
First things first, there is no right or wrong when choosing what to wear to an autumn wedding. However, if the wedding is in the UK, we all know what the unpredictable weather is like, so it’s a good idea to dress for the elements. With the UK generally being a little gloomier in October and the autumn months, mini-dresses and sleeveless styles might not offer the warmth you need, especially if parts of the wedding will be outdoors. But the most important thing when choosing your outfit is picking the piece that you simply feel the best in.